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Although [70 percent] of the human genome is indeed closer to chimpanzees, on average, a sizable minority of 15 percent is in fact closer to gorillas, and another 15 percent is where chimpanzees and gorillas are closest.

Via National Geographic


Do you feel like you woke up a week ago and Pinterest had taken over the world? Pinterest makes perfect sense if you just look at the natural evolution of social media.

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Only 39 percent of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36 percent don’t have an opinion either way. Does evolution really need to be such a stumbling block for so many?

Full story at NPR

One of the biggest sectors that families spend money on is groceries and food. As the official story of what constitutes a healthy balanced diet has changed, so has our standard American diet and the statistics about the incidence of preventable diseases like diabetes and heart disease have climbed.

Via Frugal Dad

A giant tortoise which helped shape Darwin’s ideas about evolution and was thought to have been extinct for 150 years may be living a secret life in the Galapagos Islands.

Genetic clues suggest pure-bred members of the species  have recently interbred with some of their cousins.

Preeti Bhatia

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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